In 1977, the Village People had a hit with "San Francisco, You've Got Me."

#TBT: 10 Songs About San Francisco (That Aren't by Tony Bennett), 1850-1977


At some point we've all sung along to Scott Mackenzie's hippie anthem, "If You're Going to San Francisco," and to Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," but there are several tunes that pay tribute to our Paris of the West.

Take a listen and learn the lyrics to these other songs about SF. And go ahead, sing along!

"Life in California (Used Up Man)," lyrics by David. G. Robinson, early 1850s

...When I got to San Francisco,

I saw such heaps of money

And the way the folks at monte played, I thought the game

quite funny…

I 'spose if I die, they'd take me to the Mission

Or else the city'd sell me to pay up my physician

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